Category Archives: Inside the 49ers

Borland beats Hyde again

SANTA CLARA — Here is what stood out to me at the 49ers’ non-padded practice Thursday afternoon. THE GOOD 1. Patrick Willis. Forced a fumble. Will Tukuafu caught a pass over the middle, turned and took two steps upfield when Willis punched the ball out of his hands. 2. Michael Wilhoite. Punched a ball out […]

From various reports it sounded like he ripped a nice one to McDonald over the middle. Was that on a seam route?... - Jack Hammer

Greg Roman says Carlos Hyde has “a Frank-Gore type of trait”

SANTA CLARA — Greg Roman was interviewed by Bay Area reporters in the 49ers’ auditorium Thursday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. staff.   Opening comments: “Good afternoon. Into the meat of training camp right now. Guys are working hard. You get to this point in training camp and you’ve kind […]

Even before Hunter's injury I knew that Hyde would be the #2 RB coming off the bench. He's quite a Specimen, no doubt... - Folsom49er

49ers’ new ‘intern’ is a QB doctor

This is my Thursday column on George Whitfield Jr. SANTA CLARA — Something odd happened at the 49ers’ training camp this week. As you may know, this offseason the 49ers brought in George Whitfield Jr. He tutored Cam Newton and Andrew Luck and Johnny Manziel before each quarterback entered the NFL draft. Whitfield is 36. […]

Coaching and teaching are about communicating. Not just speaking, but establishing a link between coach and player. The ... - Brotha Tuna

Perrish Cox intercepts Colin Kaepernick twice, Stevie Johnson drops the ball three times

SANTA CLARA — Here is what stood out to me at the 49ers’ padded practice Wednesday afternoon. THE GOOD 1. Darryl Morris. Started off practice by beating Michael Crabrtee in a one-on-one drill. Crabtree tried to beat Morris with a move to the outside, but Crabrtee couldn’t shake him and Morris knocked away the pass. […]

MWD: You wrote what you wrote. I assume you meant it. If you didn't believe that the 49ers could have drafted som... - claude balls

Jim Harbaugh on Brandon Lloyd: “He does this thing in meetings that I have not seen before.”

SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh was interviewed in the 49ers’ auditorium Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers. Since the last time we spoke to you, RB LaMichael James got injured. What can you tell us about his situation, when do you expect him back? “Don’t have a time table on it. […]

Screwed that up!... - MontanaMan16

Fangio: “It’d be great for Jimmie to earn a spot in the nickel package.”

SANTA CLARA — Vic Fangio was interviewed in the 49ers’ auditorium Tuesday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers. What did you like from what you saw out at practice? “Not as much as I had been seeing. We messed up too many things today, I think, and I need to go look […]

Common place now on the brutal Q&A. Radio interviews are the worst (this is Tom Tolbert 101). It's really a reporter... - paulbleedsblue

Brandon Lloyd: “I wanted to return to San Francisco and maybe bring a certain amount of closure to my career.”

SANTA CLARA — Brandon Lloyd was interviewed Tuesday afternoon outside of the 49ers’ locker room. Here’s a transcript. Q: Do you feel like the year off last year is a non-factor? LLOYD: Yeah. Q: Dontae Johnson said you’re a very precise route runner. Has that always been one of your best attributes? LLOYD: That’s what […]

I just watched the interview....I forgot how weird was during interviews. A lot of awkward moments... - Leo

Dontae Johnson says Brandon Lloyd is the most difficult 49ers’ receiver to cover

SANTA CLARA — Rookie cornerback Dontae Johnson was interviewed by Bay Area reporters Tuesday afternoon outside of the 49ers’ locker room. Here’s what he said about the 49ers’ wide receivers. Q: Which receiver do you find the most difficult to cover? JOHNSON: I would say Brandon Lloyd. I feel like going against him allows me […]

good to see Brandon is back.. and hope he makes the team.. Got a feeling he's gonna be difficult to cover.. even for... - MWNiner

Colin Kaepernick shines (excecpt on 3rd down), and Jon Baldwin disappears

SANTA CLARA — Here’s what stood out to me during Tuesday’s padded practice. THE GOOD 1. Colin Kaepernick. His best practice of training camp. He was accurate on the short throws and the long ones for the most part. He finally hit Vance McDonald in stride deep down the middle of the field. Kaepernick had […]

@ Shemp.. I concur! I made that point yesterday after reading a Williamson article and had several fans respond as if I... - J.R. Krikorian

49ers sign RB Alfonso Smith

The 49ers announced Tuesday morning that they have signed running back Alfonso Smith. Smith ran a 4.38 40 yard dash at his Pro Day in 2010. But he gained just 156 yards on 48 carries during his four year stint with the Cardinals. Who has a better chance to make the 53-man roster, Smith or […]

I see Smith as a good p/u...he's experienced, is still relatively young. He's got good hands and is a core ST player. ... - Frank

Trent Baalke on Carlos Hyde: “You have to like what you see early on.”

SANTA CLARA — This is what Trent Baalke said about Carlos Hyde Saturday afternoon. ME: What about Carlos Hyde has stood out to you in training camp so far? BAALKE: You have to like his pad level, his vision, his feet. He is a 235-pound back that has small-man movements. He gets his feet in […]

They utilized two TE's and 1 WR on over 80% of their 1st down plays against NO. It was extremely conservative. I thin... - Jack Hammer

Dontae Johnson shuts down Anquan Boldin, Brandon Lloyd and Stevie Johnson

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me at the 49ers’ second padded practice of training camp. THE GOOD 1. Dontae Johnson. Played like a monster. Broke up three passes. First, he swatted away a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for Anquan Boldin in the back right corner of the end zone. You rarely see […]

Claude, Ha! I’m not sure, but exholer does have a ring to it…... - exgolfer